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Classic and agile project management

Published on November 29, 2018   27 min
Welcome to this talk about Classic and Agile Project Management. I'm going to speak about some of the myths, the misunderstandings, and some facts, too. My name is Mrs. Annette Vendelbo. I'm a Project Director and Agile Specialist and I'm the founder of Xvoto.
I've been an IT Project Manager for 30 years. Ten years ago, I founded my own company, Xvoto, and since then I've been working with Agile systems, methods, and frameworks and have been digging deep into why they work and why they do not work. I'm very involved with the Project Management Institute and have been so since 1999, when I got my PMP. I have participated in the global Agile task force, where they were trying to determine what is going on in the Agile space all around the globe, and I've also been part of the review team of PMI sign up Practice Guide, which is now part of the PMBOK version six.
If we are looking at the world of project management, I guess that we can all agree that it's not a very simple world. If we divide it into four areas: the simple, the complicated, the complex, and the chaotic. If we look at the axis of technology, where we have 'close to certainty' and 'far from certainty' and look at the axis of requirements, 'close to agreement' and 'far from agreement', I hope that we can all agree that we are in the complicated, complex and sometimes, even the chaotic area. It's quite difficult for project managers to maneuver in these different areas. Let's have a look at The Cynefin Framework,